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Vishvapani on the BBC

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 9 Nov, 2017 - 15:09

Vishvapani on the BBC

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 9 Nov, 2017 - 15:09

For a number of years, Vishvapani has been the regular Buddhist contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio Four’s morning news programme, Today.

Here are his recent broadcasts, accessible anywhere in the world. His views on violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Burma/Myanmar may be of particular interest.

11th May 2017 Is Buddhism still relevant? (Buddha Day)
18th May 2017 Eating in moderation 
1st June 2017 If technology served Buddhist goals
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Triratna In The Buddhist World
Triratna In The Buddhist World

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

European Buddhist Union weekend 2017

Posted by Munisha to Triratna In The Buddhist World on Tue, 17 Oct, 2017 - 11:14

As the ‘Liaison Officer’ for Triratna’s European Chairs’ Assembly, I’m the person who looks after Triratna’s co-operation with other Buddhist traditions on matters of common interest. As part of this work, each September I attend the AGM weekend of the European Buddhist Union  (EBU) and the meeting of the Buddhist Teachers in Europe. This year both took place at the Benchen Katsang Retreat Centre just west of Warsaw, Poland. Next year will see them...

Espace Sangha de Paris
Espace Sangha de Paris

Déclaration contre la violence bouddhiste en Birmanie

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 - 19:52

Déclaration contre la violence bouddhiste en Birmanie

Posted by Ujumani to Espace Sangha de Paris on Thu, 5 Oct, 2017 - 19:52

Sangharakshita, le fondateur de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna, ont récemment fait la déclaration traduite ci-dessous, condamnant la violence perpétrée par des bouddhistes en Birmanie (Myanmar) contre les Rohingyas.

Tous les membres de l’Ordre bouddhiste Triratna qui animent le Centre bouddhiste Triratna de Paris ou qui y enseignent soutiennent entièrement cette déclaration et s’y associent.

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Déclaration au sujet des violences menées par des bouddhistes contre la population musulmane en Birmanie (Myanmar), 2017

En tant que bouddhiste, je m’oppose totalement aux encouragements à la violence et...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Statement Against Buddhist Violence in Burma/Myanmar

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Tue, 12 Sep, 2017 - 12:04

Today on Triratna News:

1) A statement against Buddhist violence against the mostly Muslim Rohingya people in Burma/Myanmar, signed individually and personally by senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order including Sangharakshita. The statement simply says that violence cannot be justified by Buddhist teachings.

2) Vishvapani’s broadcast this morning on BBC Radio Four’s Thought for the Day: ‘Burmese atrocities: the problem with a Buddhist state”. (Text and audio)

We first published a statement on this topic in 2013. In view of the even...

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Urge your government to counter Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 12:44

Urge your government to counter Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 30 Oct, 2015 - 12:44

Please join Buddhists around the world speaking out in defence of ethnic Muslim minorities displaced by ethnic Buddhist violence in southeast Asia, especially the Rohingya people of Burma (Myanmar).

A report published by Queen Mary University, London, says the Rohingya are facing the final stages of genocide”.

Richard Reoch of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition in the USA, writes:
“Please speak up for the tens of thousands of displaced people in southeast Asia...

Triratna News
Triratna News

Triratna Translations Project celebrates 30th language

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 16:16

Triratna Translations Project celebrates 30th language

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 - 16:16

The Triratna Translations Project aims to translate the main texts and ceremonies used in the Triratna Buddhist Community into as many of the world’s languages as possible. With the translation of the Threefold Puja into Burmese it’s reached its 30th language. (This short puja was written by Bhante long ago, for the Finnish sangha, who found the Sevenfold Puja too elaborate.

It’s an ambitious project, but Lokabandhu, the project’s online co-ordinator says “We’re a worldwide community and between us...

Myanmar
Myanmar

Short Puja in English and Myanmar

Posted by lokabandhu to Myanmar on Sat, 27 Jun, 2015 - 23:55

Here’s a translation of Triratna’s ‘Short Puja’ (also known as the ‘Threefold Puja’), translated into Myanmar by EfECT Group B at Monywar Education College in May 2015.  Many thanks to Pabodhana for facilitating this.

Triratna News
Triratna News

Buddhists betray the Dharma in Burma?

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 18 Jul, 2014 - 00:40

Buddhists betray the Dharma in Burma?

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Fri, 18 Jul, 2014 - 00:40How do we make sense of the Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma (and elsewhere)?

Following a visit to Burma, American Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield writes in the magazine Shambala Sun:

“In [Burma’s] culture of devotion [to the Buddha and monastic sangha], the teachings of the noble truths and eightfold path, of nonviolence, mindfulness, meditation, and virtue, are not emphasized. And the Buddha’s admonition to see and think for yourself is lost entirely.”

Read the full ...
Triratna News
Triratna News

Making a Statement on Buddhist Violence against Muslims in Burma

Posted by Munisha to Triratna News on Thu, 24 Oct, 2013 - 12:15
The continuing violence by Buddhists against Muslims in Burma has been viewed with dismay by many Buddhists worldwide. Non-Buddhists, familiar with Buddhism’s reputation for non-violence, have found it baffling.

There have been occasional requests to Triratna Buddhist Centres for statements condemning this violence. After considerable deliberation, and with strong encouragement from Triratna’s founder, Sangharakshita, four writers have arrived at a text, signed individually by him and a number of preceptors, east and west. This is not a statement on...
European Chairs' Assembly
European Chairs' Assembly

Statement on Buddhist Violence against Muslims in Burma

Posted by Munisha to European Chairs' Assembly on Wed, 23 Oct, 2013 - 16:33

The continuing violence by Buddhists against Muslims in Burma has been viewed with dismay by many Buddhists worldwide. Non-Buddhists, familiar with Buddhism’s reputation for non-violence, have found it baffling.

There have been occasional requests from members of the public for statements from Triratna Buddhist Centres, condemning this violence.

After some considerable deliberation about the purpose and nature of such a statement, and with strong encouragement from Subhuti and our founder Sangharakshita, we have arrived at a...

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